dogberry








noun, plural dog·ber·ries.

  1. the berry or fruit of any of various plants, as the European dogwood, Cornus sanguinea, the chokeberry, Aronia arbutifolia, or the mountain ash, Sorbus americana.
  2. the plant itself.
  3. any of several plants, especially the dog rose, bearberry, and guelder rose.

noun, plural Dog·ber·rys for 2.

  1. a foolish constable in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
  2. any foolish, blundering, or stupid official.

noun plural -ries

  1. any of certain plants that have berry-like fruits, such as the European dogwood or the bearberry
  2. the fruit of any of these plants

noun plural -ries

  1. (sometimes capital) a foolish, meddling, and usually old official

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